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Old 11-30-2006, 08:35 AM   #299
Mike Sigman
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Re: Aikido: The learning of natural movement

Erick Mead wrote:
I wonder if it is analogous to the O Sensei "chest push" earlier discussed: It is here:

My mechanical analysis of that is here:
I think George's story is indeed analogous to O-Sensei's chest push in the video clip. I think you missed in your analysis, though. O-Sensei maintains a connection to the ground at all times via simple, straightforward jin. As the incoming force begins to reach his hand, O-Sensei bounces down than then up so that the is an upward-angled, ground-based force meeting uke's incoming (more or less horizontal) force. Meeting such a force, uke is propelled up and back and his angle of attack actually means that his own force adds to the forces pushing him away. This is a common stratagem. It doesn't take any rotational movement to explain it. It just takes a little relaxed jin through O-Sensei.


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